Meredith Smith


Program Manager
Earth Institute of Columbia University

Maxine Greene deepened my understanding about the persuasive nature of narratives in our lives. "Imagining the world as if it could be otherwise," as Maxine taught her students entails being open to new possibilities around each of life's turns. As program manager at the Earth Institute of Columbia University, I witness that first hand in initiatives throughout various cultures and regions. Narratives are key instruments in my efforts to build community, make connections and solve problems. I bring eight years' experience developing, delivering and assessing programs and partnerships for youth and adult learners in diverse settings, primarily focused on resource-limited settings both inside and outside the United States. I rely on my interpersonal, communications and analytic skills to accomplish outcomes.

Prior to joining the Earth Institute, I received a Masters in Public Administration in Development Practice from Columbia's School of International and Public Affairs, with a culminating project on the intersection of disaster relief and public health in post-hurricane NYC. I appreciate now more than ever the work it takes to uphold our leaders and I am honored to have been actively engaged in the planting of the Imagination Stone, a new seed spreading honor and celebration for my teacher and friend, Maxine.


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